Is anyone else going to be publically held responsible

for drug cheating athletes.

6 messages
24/10/2012 at 20:42


24/10/2012 at 21:18
kittenkat wrote (see)

Ok, so the Lance thing has now rebounded off the first fan and the shit is being splattered by the second and they're dropping him like they just found an explosive turd in their palm.

Without focus on any one case, who do you think profits behind the scenes from drug doping? To think that only the athlete in question is the guilty party is wrong and completely naive.

Where if you follow the trail back does it lead?


25/10/2012 at 12:08

The sponsors everytime! It would be wrong to say it was deliberate bur not to say they probably don't really care. Of course there is also TV coverage and advertising during the coverage. Loads of people will be shocked but nobody will return money/profits.

KK I know you said not to focus on any one case. NIKE drop Lance but what about the sales profits they made because of his high profile. I don't see a massive donation to charity forthcoming any time soon from NIKE. Maybe it was NIKE that asked Lance to return $7.5million they gave him?

25/10/2012 at 15:45

$7.5 million requested by SCA Promotions of Dallas Texas. Business quote:-

"Our promotions have been used by hundreds of companies all over the world for one simple reason:  They motivate consumers to act…which results in more sales."             

 Bob Hamman, Founder and CEO
25/10/2012 at 23:37

they might be held publicly responsible, but no one likes a pedant do they?

26/10/2012 at 16:02

The athlete, the teams, the sponsors, the regulating bodies (laughable drug testing procedures and the mysterious donation from LA that hushed up his positive test result)

Finished Tyler Hamilton's book a few days ago, there's an interesting bit when he says that being asked to dope by the team doctors felt like a huge honour because it meant that they recognised his raw talent and were willing to put the extra in to developing him along with their top riders.

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